Compromise of social media accounts of State Department officials
Date of report
  • November 2015
A threat actor compromised social media accounts of junior State Department staff to launch spear-phishing campaigns for espionage purposes.
Suspected victims
  • U.S. Department of State
Suspected state sponsor
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Government
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown